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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Software Analyst
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Cepheid | Sunnyvale, CA
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Job Description

Job Summary:

As a leading molecular diagnostics company, Cepheid improves healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy to use molecular systems and tests. Our solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to access the full power of molecular diagnostics.

We are seeking a Software Analyst to join our Software Engineering Team. This is an entry-level opportunity that offers a great opportunity to work cross-functionally with R&D teams in writing/documenting software requirements, APIs, updates, etc. This person should be an excellent communicator, highly organized, and have a passion for software engineering and technical subject matters. This position reports to the Manager of SW Engineering.

This is a 3 month contract position.


Act as an administrator to change/update SW documents and related templates in Agile. Write and document new SW requirements. Maintain SW documents to capture proper changes and/or updates in the appropriate release, version updates, system updates, etc. Work collaboratively and closely with cross-functional engineering teams, product managers, and other writers to develop the appropriate specifications and design documents for the SW Group.

Required Knowledge - Skills - and Abilities:

BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Technical Writing or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level
0-2 years of experience
Working knowledge of a programming language such as Java, C++, Python, SQL, Perl Strong attention to details
Excellent documentation and writing skills
Highly motivated and proactive in meeting deadlines and in prioritizing tasks
Strong aptitude and passion to learn new materials quickly
Ability to write concisely for different audiences (e.g. technical and non-technical audiences)
Excellent interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

- Programming experience preferred
- Knowledge of standard industry practices in technical writing is a plus
- Experience developing content for HTML, PDF, and other online formats
- Experience documenting APIs for Java, C++, PL/SQL, or SQL languages
- Basic Linux/Unix shell knowledge, scripting a plus
- Experience with databases, database administration, and related technology a plus
- Experience with database programming and querying with SQL and PL/SQL a plus
- Experience with XML a plus
- Experience with topic-based writing a plus


About Cepheid

Cepheid is a molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures, and markets fully-integrated systems for testing in the clinical market, as well as for application in the biothreat and industrial markets. The Company's systems enable molecular testing for organisms and genetic-based diseases by automating otherwise complex manual laboratory procedures. The Company's two principal systems are the GeneXpert and SmartCycler systems. The GeneXpert system integrates sample preparation in addition to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) amplification and detection. The GeneXpert system is designed for a range of user types ranging from reference laboratories and hospital central laboratories to satellite testing locations, such as emergency departments and intensive care units within hospitals and doctors' offices. The SmartCycler system integrates DNA amplification and detection to allow rapid analysis of a sample. (Source: 10-K)